Some parents question schools' team-notification process
Any child who's ever tried out for a school sport knows what it's like to approach the list posted on a locker-room wall.

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance
You can't tie a bow around it or stick it under a Christmas tree, but some people have learned that employment is one of the most meaningful gifts a person can receive during the holidays.

Christmas Camp is filled with fun
The children seated around the table at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville were deep in concentration.

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Monday and Friday; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: Hayride tour of about 300 light displays depicting Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales on 106 acres at 633 Louisville Road in Grovetown; 6-10 p.m. daily, through Wednesday; from Augusta, take Interstate 20 west to Exit 183, turn right and take U.S. Highway 221 north toward Appling, then turn right on Nature's Way. Turn right on Louisville Road, and it's 1.4 miles on the right; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-17, no charge for ages 5 and younger; 825-6441

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Dec. 9-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Discovery camp full of mysteries
While campers at Fort Discovery's holiday camp searched for the missing angel from the Christmas tree, another twist developed in the morning's mystery.

Around the block
- A Christmas service will begin at 9 a.m. today at Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Drive, North Augusta. Call 279-1493.

Around the block
- A Christmas service will begin at 9 a.m. today at Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Drive, North Augusta. Call 279-1493.

Pet of the week
Merlin, a 3-year-old male Labrador mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Monday and Friday; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: Hayride tour of about 300 light displays depicting Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales on 106 acres at 633 Louisville Road in Grovetown; 6-10 p.m. daily, through Wednesday; from Augusta, take Interstate 20 west to Exit 183, turn right and take U.S. Highway 221 north toward Appling, then turn right on Nature's Way. Turn right on Louisville Road, and it's 1.4 miles on the right; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-17, no charge for ages 5 and younger; 825-6441

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday,

Some parents question schools' team-notification process
Any child who's ever tried out for a school sport knows what it's like to approach the list posted on a locker-room wall.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

North Augusta boxer has family support
Nigee King has the support of his family as he prepares for the 2006 Silver Gloves Region III boxing tournament, which will be held Jan. 5-7 in Augusta.

Pet of the week
Merlin, a 3-year-old male Labrador mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch
There were plenty of Saturday mornings when Traci Bodner had her own agenda.

Children's center always has a need for presents
Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center employees try to make gifts given to the center during the Christmas holidays stretch throughout the year.

Outreach groups receive grants from foundation
Many community programs received an early Christmas gift this year.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Dec. 9-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance
You can't tie a bow around it or stick it under a Christmas tree, but some people have learned that employment is one of the most meaningful gifts a person can receive during the holidays.

Outreach groups receive grants from foundation
Many community programs received an early Christmas gift this year.

Discovery camp full of mysteries
While campers at Fort Discovery's holiday camp searched for the missing angel from the Christmas tree, another twist developed in the morning's mystery.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Children's center always has a need for presents
Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center employees try to make gifts given to the center during the Christmas holidays stretch throughout the year.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Christmas Camp is filled with fun
The children seated around the table at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville were deep in concentration.

North Augusta boxer has family support
Nigee King has the support of his family as he prepares for the 2006 Silver Gloves Region III boxing tournament, which will be held Jan. 5-7 in Augusta.

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries
J.D. Hope is known for the fried foods he and his family prepare at Jo-Joe's Wings to Go on Whiskey Road.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries
J.D. Hope is known for the fried foods he and his family prepare at Jo-Joe's Wings to Go on Whiskey Road.

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch
There were plenty of Saturday mornings when Traci Bodner had her own agenda.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday,

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter provides an insider's view into the hunt for weapons of mass destruction during the 1990s in "Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the U.N. and Overthrow Saddam Hussein."

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter provides an insider's view into the hunt for weapons of mass destruction during the 1990s in "Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the U.N. and Overthrow Saddam Hussein."

'Smart' novel visits life in academia
Alan Mackenzie has a bad back, and his wife, Jane, is growing tired of being his nursemaid and coming in second to his pain.

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami
BANGKOK, Thailand - A comic book tells the tale of a young Thai boy swept away by last year's tsunami who ends up being saved by the spirit of his dead father. An animated film shares the story of a grieving husband who lost his wife in the waves and continues having visions of her.

'Smart' novel visits life in academia
Alan Mackenzie has a bad back, and his wife, Jane, is growing tired of being his nursemaid and coming in second to his pain.

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami
BANGKOK, Thailand - A comic book tells the tale of a young Thai boy swept away by last year's tsunami who ends up being saved by the spirit of his dead father. An animated film shares the story of a grieving husband who lost his wife in the waves and continues having visions of her.

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman
Jimmy Carter is the kind of Democrat most people think no longer exists: an evangelical Christian, a white male from a "red" state (Georgia), and a military man whose Annapolis days are among his proudest.

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman
Jimmy Carter is the kind of Democrat most people think no longer exists: an evangelical Christian, a white male from a "red" state (Georgia), and a military man whose Annapolis days are among his proudest.

'Smart' novel visits life in academia

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature

James Harry Saxon

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Car'Miya Mona

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Kayla Ryann Bennett

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Avery Rose Tatum

Avery Rose Tatum

Hannah Leilani Smith

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Justin Daniel Perry

Evan Lukas Kandt

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Kayla Ryann Bennett

Sadie Kalin Smith

Hannah Rose Gay

Car'Miya Monaé Gibbons

Justin Daniel Perry

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Tyler Douglas Harrison

Tyler Douglas Harrison

James Harry Saxon

Judson Lyle Berry

Car'Miya Monaé Gibbons

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Stanley Dean Barfield

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Hannah Rose Gay

Evan Lukas Kandt

Bailey and William Tucker

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Brittany Jewel Haws

Judson Lyle Berry

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Tyler Douglas Harrison

Stanley Dean Barfield

Francisco James Briceñ

Rachel Bailee Gay

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Evan Lukas Kandt

Hannah Rose Gay

Sadie Kalin Smith

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Rachel Bailee Gay

Kendale Alyse Pearson

James Harry Saxon

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Bailey and William Tucker

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Stanley Dean Barfield

Judson Lyle Berry

Brittany Jewel Haws

Hannah Leilani Smith

Kendale Alyse Pearson

Francisco James Briceñ

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

Kendale Alyse Pearson

Bailey and William Tucker

Brittany Jewel Haws

Rachel Bailee Gay

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Sadie Kalin Smith

Hannah Leilani Smith

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

Justin Daniel Perry

Kayla Ryann Bennett

Francisco James Brice

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Avery Rose Tatum

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

On the move

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hitched itself to country superstar Garth Brooks in 2005, but it could have adopted David Bowie's "Changes" as its anthem.

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Back in his Los Angeles college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles across the Rocky Mountains to restock their coolers with Coors.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 7-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006

Business calendar
Jan 12, 19 and 26: CPIM Review Course by the APICS CSRA Chapter; contact Patti Lee at (706) 868-3811 for registration information.

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005

On the move
Marc D. Miller has been named dean of Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. The associate professor of business administration joined the school in 2000 after serving at the State University of West Georgia as chairman of the Department of Management and Business Systems.

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hitched itself to country superstar Garth Brooks in 2005, but it could have adopted David Bowie's "Changes" as its anthem.

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the final story in the monthly series.

Stores depend more on procrastinators

Everthere Carriers has come a long way
A product hatched after a trip for Mexican food - a portable, folding cargo carrier- created a startup business that has grown since its inception. In the past year, readers have followed the leaders of Everthere Carriers LLC as they've signed deals, expanded into a new office and launched a product and accessories. Here's a recap of what the startup company has done during the past 11 months:

Biz bites
It's the plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas.

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet
The following is a question-and-answer session with Steve Threet, the president of Everthere Carriers.

Business calendar

Biz bites
It's the plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas.

Biz bites

Business calendar
Jan 12, 19 and 26: CPIM Review Course by the APICS CSRA Chapter; contact Patti Lee at (706) 868-3811 for registration information.

Stores depend more on procrastinators
NEW YORK - Retailers can blame the calendar. They can blame the weather. They can even try to blame New York City's transit strike.

Property transfers

Stores depend more on procrastinators
NEW YORK - Retailers can blame the calendar. They can blame the weather. They can even try to blame New York City's transit strike.

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Back in his Los Angeles college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles across the Rocky Mountains to restock their coolers with Coors.

Everthere Carriers has come a long way

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the final story in the monthly series.

On the move
Marc D. Miller has been named dean of Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. The associate professor of business administration joined the school in 2000 after serving at the State University of West Georgia as chairman of the Department of Management and Business Systems.

Everthere Carriers has come a long way
A product hatched after a trip for Mexican food - a portable, folding cargo carrier- created a startup business that has grown since its inception. In the past year, readers have followed the leaders of Everthere Carriers LLC as they've signed deals, expanded into a new office and launched a product and accessories. Here's a recap of what the startup company has done during the past 11 months:

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet
The following is a question-and-answer session with Steve Threet, the president of Everthere Carriers.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 7-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars
Merry Christmas, and God rest ye merry gentlemen and women, too.

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars
Merry Christmas, and God rest ye merry gentlemen and women, too.

Williams could have Motor running for bowl
DETROIT - With all the hype and all the attention, it sometimes seems as if DeAngelo Williams will be alone on the field at the Motor City Bowl.

Williams could have Motor running for bowl
DETROIT - With all the hype and all the attention, it sometimes seems as if DeAngelo Williams will be alone on the field at the Motor City Bowl.

Williams could have Motor running for bowl

The Christmas story
(Editor's note: As has been The Augusta Chronicle's Christmas Day custom for many years, we reproduce the following Bible passage.)

The wrong word of the day
How one word can set off a political furor was demonstrated recently when Graniteville residents got in a huff over the Aiken County Council's plan to spend a state allotment of $340,000 to buy the sheriff's office 37 new patrol cars.

The wrong word of the day
How one word can set off a political furor was demonstrated recently when Graniteville residents got in a huff over the Aiken County Council's plan to spend a state allotment of $340,000 to buy the sheriff's office 37 new patrol cars.

The Christmas story
(Editor's note: As has been The Augusta Chronicle's Christmas Day custom for many years, we reproduce the following Bible passage.)

Not another dime for the U.N.
If a joke could carry this kind of financial and human price tag, the United Nations would be the punch line.

The Christmas story

City government: a monument to mistrust

City government: a monument to mistrust
Eleven million Iraqis can't be wrong. The right to vote is the oxygen that breathes life into any democracy.

Another gift for today
If you believe this country can't be great without acknowledging a higher power, there's something extra in your stocking today.

Another gift for today

Another gift for today
If you believe this country can't be great without acknowledging a higher power, there's something extra in your stocking today.

Not another dime for the U.N.

City government: a monument to mistrust
Eleven million Iraqis can't be wrong. The right to vote is the oxygen that breathes life into any democracy.

Not another dime for the U.N.
If a joke could carry this kind of financial and human price tag, the United Nations would be the punch line.

The wrong word of the day

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the most popular attractions at the Clinton Presidential Library is available to anyone who wants to see the former president poke fun at himself.

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the most popular attractions at the Clinton Presidential Library is available to anyone who wants to see the former president poke fun at himself.

Households get heat for the holidays

Households get heat for the holidays
MILWAUKEE - When Sandy Turk learned her 81-year-old mother set her thermostat at a chilly 65 degrees to save money this winter, she thought of the perfect gift - though it's about as much fun as a lump of coal in the stocking.

Households get heat for the holidays
MILWAUKEE - When Sandy Turk learned her 81-year-old mother set her thermostat at a chilly 65 degrees to save money this winter, she thought of the perfect gift - though it's about as much fun as a lump of coal in the stocking.

Gailey remains on the offensive
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey will make a play call during Thursday's Emerald Bowl that gets fans grousing.

Gailey remains on the offensive
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey will make a play call during Thursday's Emerald Bowl that gets fans grousing.

Gailey remains on the offensive

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution

Israeli is world's top blind golfer

Israeli is world's top blind golfer
CAESAREA, Israel - The ball explodes off Zohar Sharon's club and flies into the distance. Sharon can't see it, but he knows it's a good one and he flashes a big smile. Two strokes later, he has a birdie.

Glover: From PGA to graduation day
When Lucas Glover took the stage at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to finally get his speech and communications degree, it was the first time in a while the rising PGA Tour star's name hadn't gotten much of a reaction.

Israeli is world's top blind golfer
CAESAREA, Israel - The ball explodes off Zohar Sharon's club and flies into the distance. Sharon can't see it, but he knows it's a good one and he flashes a big smile. Two strokes later, he has a birdie.

Goshen chips in for local charities
Most area golf courses were closed Christmas Day. Not Goshen Plantation Golf Club, which gave the area a generous present.

Goshen chips in for local charities
Most area golf courses were closed Christmas Day. Not Goshen Plantation Golf Club, which gave the area a generous present.

Goshen chips in for local charities

Glover: From PGA to graduation day
When Lucas Glover took the stage at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to finally get his speech and communications degree, it was the first time in a while the rising PGA Tour star's name hadn't gotten much of a reaction.

Glover: From PGA to graduation day

All-area football team

A New Direction

Legend of the Fall

Legend of the Fall
A few area coaches took some liberty with the name of the man who's been the head football coach at Lincoln County for 33 years.

A New Direction
Donald Hudson and Christopher Columbus have something in common.

All-area football team
GEORGIA ALL-AREA TEAM

A New Direction
Donald Hudson and Christopher Columbus have something in common.

Legend of the Fall
A few area coaches took some liberty with the name of the man who's been the head football coach at Lincoln County for 33 years.

All-area football team
GEORGIA ALL-AREA TEAM

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy.

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy.

Radio show is racially divisive

Democrats expose treasonous side
In a Fox News Opinion Dynamics Poll, 41 percent of Democrats stated the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power. Democrats, at 72 percent, say President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Again, please - but with a dictionary
It's entertaining when Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams stands up and commits verbal suicide while trying to show his command of the English language.Jerry Moyer, Martinez

Consolidation just isn't working
I keep hearing rumbles here and there about consolidation for Columbia County. Wow! Seems to me you should look and take stock in how successful it's been in Richmond County.Tom Walters, Augusta

Abortion, Social Security crises related

Abortion, Social Security crises related
Politicians who insist that judicial nominees pass the pro-baby-killing litmus test also claim that President Bush exaggerates the Social Security crisis. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Fragile patients must come first
After reading "Finding a place to heal" in the Dec. 17 Augusta Chronicle, I agree with Sister Fran Voivedich: "They, in essence, don't want to spend $150" - "they" being Medical College of Georgia and University hospitals, and the $150 being the per-patient daily charge to hospitals for using the Good Samaritan Respite Center on Broad Street.William Getha, Evans

Again, please - but with a dictionary
It's entertaining when Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams stands up and commits verbal suicide while trying to show his command of the English language.Jerry Moyer, Martinez

Consolidation just isn't working

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA
I wish all churches in the CSRA area the incarnational joy and love of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem and our Savior and mighty God and Wonderful Counsellor and Prince of Peace.The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Democrats expose treasonous side

Fragile patients must come first
After reading "Finding a place to heal" in the Dec. 17 Augusta Chronicle, I agree with Sister Fran Voivedich: "They, in essence, don't want to spend $150" - "they" being Medical College of Georgia and University hospitals, and the $150 being the per-patient daily charge to hospitals for using the Good Samaritan Respite Center on Broad Street.William Getha, Evans

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA

Consolidation just isn't working
I keep hearing rumbles here and there about consolidation for Columbia County. Wow! Seems to me you should look and take stock in how successful it's been in Richmond County.Tom Walters, Augusta

Again, please - but with a dictionary

Fragile patients must come first

Radio show is racially divisive
It would be easy to remain silent while an area black radio station talk show spews discord across the CSRA during its 8:30-10 a.m. broadcast.Grady Abrams, Martinez

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA
I wish all churches in the CSRA area the incarnational joy and love of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem and our Savior and mighty God and Wonderful Counsellor and Prince of Peace.The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Abortion, Social Security crises related
Politicians who insist that judicial nominees pass the pro-baby-killing litmus test also claim that President Bush exaggerates the Social Security crisis. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Democrats expose treasonous side
In a Fox News Opinion Dynamics Poll, 41 percent of Democrats stated the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power. Democrats, at 72 percent, say President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Radio show is racially divisive
It would be easy to remain silent while an area black radio station talk show spews discord across the CSRA during its 8:30-10 a.m. broadcast.Grady Abrams, Martinez

Living briefs

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness

Microsoft Office has some competition

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps

Strategy games let you build an empire

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills

Travel briefs

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit

Awareness of others gives better manners

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more

Ask the Carey Brothers

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops

Video game makers shed NFL license

Robot cleans up in the home

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court.

Robot cleans up in the home
SAN FRANCISCO - I'm lounging on the couch with my feet up, sipping a soda and watching the late-night sports recap. I reach over to playfully wrestle a squeaky toy from my dog's grip.

Microsoft Office has some competition
SEATTLE - For Microsoft Corp., 2005 was the year the big bad Web came calling. Again.

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event
The trick to after-Christmas bliss is to take things slowly.

Strategy games let you build an empire
Even in a video game, global domination is no easy feat. Religion, politics, culture and geography are among many interwoven factors that can be a help and hindrance.

Awareness of others gives better manners
Dear Carson: I have two major gripes. One is about people who congregate in doorways before entering a room, making a traffic jam in the entry way. The other is for people who wear backpacks, continually bumping into other people who are close around them.

Travel briefs
MOOSE, Wyo. - Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway were scheduled to open for the winter season Dec. 21.

Travel briefs
MOOSE, Wyo. - Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway were scheduled to open for the winter season Dec. 21.

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court.

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can only see when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over the frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Microsoft Office has some competition
SEATTLE - For Microsoft Corp., 2005 was the year the big bad Web came calling. Again.

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops
HAZARD, Ky. - For Lyle Snider, the view from Kentucky 80 is breathtaking, but not in a good way.

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more
NEW YORK - Driven largely by the popularity of the iTunes music service and software, Apple Computer Inc.'s Web site was the fastest growing last month among the major brands, according to a study by Nielsen/NetRatings.

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration
WASHINGTON - From a portrait of George Washington and photos of Weimaraners to eyewitness accounts of historic events, the nation's capital is promoting the summer of 2006 as a celebration of American culture.

Living briefs
According to weight-loss and health expert laurie bell, the author of lose the lies, lose the weight: the ultimate guide to permanent weight loss, the vast majority of those who make a New Year's resolution to lose weight fall off the wagon before the end of January.

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills
Homeowners looking for a more efficient way to heat portions of their home may find the answer resting at their feet.

Living briefs
According to weight-loss and health expert laurie bell, the author of lose the lies, lose the weight: the ultimate guide to permanent weight loss, the vast majority of those who make a New Year's resolution to lose weight fall off the wagon before the end of January.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: We want to put in a spa or a hot tub. I thought that they were one in the same until we began to shop. What's the difference? -- Cindy

Strategy games let you build an empire
Even in a video game, global domination is no easy feat. Religion, politics, culture and geography are among many interwoven factors that can be a help and hindrance.

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes
Twenty-six debutantes were presented Nov. 25 at the Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more
NEW YORK - Driven largely by the popularity of the iTunes music service and software, Apple Computer Inc.'s Web site was the fastest growing last month among the major brands, according to a study by Nielsen/NetRatings.

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event
The trick to after-Christmas bliss is to take things slowly.

Video game makers shed NFL license
CHICAGO - In a gritty new video game about a fictional football league, players cripple their opponents, gamble and use performance-enhancing supplements.

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes
Twenty-six debutantes were presented Nov. 25 at the Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps
The holidays are a time of joy and laughter; good food and family fun.

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills
Homeowners looking for a more efficient way to heat portions of their home may find the answer resting at their feet.

Robot cleans up in the home
SAN FRANCISCO - I'm lounging on the couch with my feet up, sipping a soda and watching the late-night sports recap. I reach over to playfully wrestle a squeaky toy from my dog's grip.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: We want to put in a spa or a hot tub. I thought that they were one in the same until we began to shop. What's the difference? -- Cindy

Video game makers shed NFL license
CHICAGO - In a gritty new video game about a fictional football league, players cripple their opponents, gamble and use performance-enhancing supplements.

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can only see when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over the frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Awareness of others gives better manners
Dear Carson: I have two major gripes. One is about people who congregate in doorways before entering a room, making a traffic jam in the entry way. The other is for people who wear backpacks, continually bumping into other people who are close around them.

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration
WASHINGTON - From a portrait of George Washington and photos of Weimaraners to eyewitness accounts of historic events, the nation's capital is promoting the summer of 2006 as a celebration of American culture.

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops
HAZARD, Ky. - For Lyle Snider, the view from Kentucky 80 is breathtaking, but not in a good way.

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps
The holidays are a time of joy and laughter; good food and family fun.

Five questions with Robin Dukes
Robin Dukes is a dietary manager at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center nursing home.

Across Georgia
Man is charged after grave is disturbed

Across South Carolina
County's golfers have one free day of play

The week ahead
The Christmas show 'Tis the Season will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. The program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for pupils. Children younger than 4 will not be admitted. Reservations are recommended. Call 641-3654.

Badminton, anyone?
Two-year-old David Peng plays badminton with his parents, Weipeng Zheng (left) and Yandong Peng. They were enjoying a sunny December day at Brookfield Park in Augusta.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Without federal assistant, Greenville County officials say, cleaning up debris from this month's ice storm could take longer than winter itself.

Kid of the day

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital
Santa couldn't go to Trey Davis' house on Christmas Eve, so jolly Old St. Nick did him one better - personally bringing the 5-year-old Hinesville, Ga., boy his gifts on Christmas morning.

Where we live

Soldier returns for holidays
Other than a gourmet meal of prime rib and lobster tails, Chief Warrant Officer Joey Gagnard's Christmas last year was no more special than any other day on the calendar.

Online buyers beware
COLUMBIA - Shopping online this holiday season? You might want to save - and double-check - those receipts. You might just owe South Carolina some money.

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail
ATHENS, Ga. - Starting next year, underage students caught drinking at the University of Georgia will be arrested and sent to jail.

Soldier returns for holidays
Other than a gourmet meal of prime rib and lobster tails, Chief Warrant Officer Joey Gagnard's Christmas last year was no more special than any other day on the calendar.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer

Holiday Closings
The following closings have been announced.

Badminton, anyone?
Two-year-old David Peng plays badminton with his parents, Weipeng Zheng (left) and Yandong Peng. They were enjoying a sunny December day at Brookfield Park in Augusta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Places open today

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit
For the past 27 Decembers, Janet and William Gross, of Beech Island, filled their front yard with a lavish display of Christmas lights and decorations.

Across the area

The week ahead
The Christmas show 'Tis the Season will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. The program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for pupils. Children younger than 4 will not be admitted. Reservations are recommended. Call 641-3654.

Where we live
There are probably many reasons why so many who usually don't attend church will pack Christmas services this weekend. For some, it's a chance to be with family and friends; for others, it's for the familiarity of a long-honored tradition.

Leaky roof needs repair
Sgt. Kenny Holden is a man on a mission.

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans
ATLANTA - Roger Herrera, a Mexican-born permanent resident who works for a mobile home manufacturer, applied last month for a permit to put a mobile home on the land he has owned for more than a decade in Pearson, a town of 1,896 in southeast Georgia.

Piloting precision
Jim Bradshaw gets plenty of questions while ferrying visitors who tour the Augusta Canal by boat.

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit
For the past 27 Decembers, Janet and William Gross, of Beech Island, filled their front yard with a lavish display of Christmas lights and decorations.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT - A Christmas Eve robbery left a 7-year-old girl with a gunshot wound.

Gunman robs Subway in Martinez

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Without federal assistant, Greenville County officials say, cleaning up debris from this month's ice storm could take longer than winter itself.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT - A Christmas Eve robbery left a 7-year-old girl with a gunshot wound.

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Beth Twitty did her homework before letting her daughter, Natalee Holloway, head to Aruba on her senior class trip: She went to planning meetings, and so did Holloway. They asked questions. They discussed underage drinking, chaperones and traveling with buddies.

Medicaid plan facing study
COLUMBIA - A plan to overhaul health care benefits for the poor could be delayed by lawmakers.

Piloting precision

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans
ATLANTA - Roger Herrera, a Mexican-born permanent resident who works for a mobile home manufacturer, applied last month for a permit to put a mobile home on the land he has owned for more than a decade in Pearson, a town of 1,896 in southeast Georgia.

The week ahead

Across Georgia
Man is charged after grave is disturbed

Leaky roof needs repair

Holiday Closings
The following closings have been announced.

Across the southeast

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

Places open today
What's open today?

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied
As one of the biggest backers of the merger between the city of Augusta and Richmond County, Ralph Walker preached patience in 1995 for the inevitable stumbles caused by a marriage of two governments.

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - In Summerville Presbyterian Church sits a silver cup and a skeletal mortise door key. Those relics are about all that remain from churches in South Carolina's first inland town.

Soldier returns for holidays

Members of panel pay visit to troops
ATLANTA - New Jersey Republican Rep. Jim Saxton visited American troops overseas during part of the run-up to the holidays and said he found the soldiers in good spirits.

Holiday Closings

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Vincent Brown Jr., 7, of Augusta.

Across South Carolina

Leaky roof needs repair
Sgt. Kenny Holden is a man on a mission.

Members of panel pay visit to troops

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital
Santa couldn't go to Trey Davis' house on Christmas Eve, so jolly Old St. Nick did him one better - personally bringing the 5-year-old Hinesville, Ga., boy his gifts on Christmas morning.

Black legislators to push for judges

Piloting precision
Jim Bradshaw gets plenty of questions while ferrying visitors who tour the Augusta Canal by boat.

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail

Let Earth receive her king
Baby Jesus is shown in the nativity scene at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. The church will celebrate Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Medicaid plan facing study

Let Earth receive her king

Five questions with Robin Dukes

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer
Nikki Williams doesn't like needles, so she tried not to watch as nurse Darlene Gibson stuck her in the thigh. It was the lesser of two evils to her.

Black legislators to push for judges
ROCK HILL, S.C. - South Carolina's Legislative Black Caucus plans a push next year to elect more black judges.

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills
Generous contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2005 Empty Stocking Fund have already surpassed last year's record-setting total.

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail
ATHENS, Ga. - Starting next year, underage students caught drinking at the University of Georgia will be arrested and sent to jail.

No savings, more fights
The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County a decade ago was supposed to save money.

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - In Summerville Presbyterian Church sits a silver cup and a skeletal mortise door key. Those relics are about all that remain from churches in South Carolina's first inland town.

Columbia County plan draws notice
To find out just how much interest there is in Columbia County's consolidation efforts outside the Augusta area, just ask Todd Glover.

Across the area
Man with knife holds up store

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied
As one of the biggest backers of the merger between the city of Augusta and Richmond County, Ralph Walker preached patience in 1995 for the inevitable stumbles caused by a marriage of two governments.

Members of panel pay visit to troops
ATLANTA - New Jersey Republican Rep. Jim Saxton visited American troops overseas during part of the run-up to the holidays and said he found the soldiers in good spirits.

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer
Nikki Williams doesn't like needles, so she tried not to watch as nurse Darlene Gibson stuck her in the thigh. It was the lesser of two evils to her.

No savings, more fights

Online buyers beware
COLUMBIA - Shopping online this holiday season? You might want to save - and double-check - those receipts. You might just owe South Carolina some money.

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills

Places open today
What's open today?

Online buyers beware

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills
Generous contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2005 Empty Stocking Fund have already surpassed last year's record-setting total.

Columbia County plan draws notice

Kid of the Day

School offices could be tardy

Badminton, anyone?

Across South Carolina
County's golfers have one free day of play

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans

Across the area
Man with knife holds up store

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town

Kid of the day
Kid of the Day

Where we live
There are probably many reasons why so many who usually don't attend church will pack Christmas services this weekend. For some, it's a chance to be with family and friends; for others, it's for the familiarity of a long-honored tradition.

Let Earth receive her king
Baby Jesus is shown in the nativity scene at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. The church will celebrate Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Medicaid plan facing study
COLUMBIA - A plan to overhaul health care benefits for the poor could be delayed by lawmakers.

Columbia County plan draws notice
To find out just how much interest there is in Columbia County's consolidation efforts outside the Augusta area, just ask Todd Glover.

Black legislators to push for judges
ROCK HILL, S.C. - South Carolina's Legislative Black Caucus plans a push next year to elect more black judges.

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Vincent Brown Jr., 7, of Augusta.

School offices could be tardy
Plans to complete a third floor of a new Columbia County Board of Education administration building might delay its opening, school officials say.

School offices could be tardy
Plans to complete a third floor of a new Columbia County Board of Education administration building might delay its opening, school officials say.

Kid of the day
Kid of the Day

No savings, more fights
The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County a decade ago was supposed to save money.

Five questions with Robin Dukes
Robin Dukes is a dietary manager at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center nursing home.

Jack towered above the rest
Charitable activism prompted Time magazine to tap U2 rocker Bono and Microsoft's first family of Bill and Melinda Gates as its Persons of the Year.

Jack towered above the rest
Charitable activism prompted Time magazine to tap U2 rocker Bono and Microsoft's first family of Bill and Melinda Gates as its Persons of the Year.

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution
It always amazes me when creationists try to snake their way into biology class with a theory that our universe and everything in it is a product of "intelligent design."

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution
It always amazes me when creationists try to snake their way into biology class with a theory that our universe and everything in it is a product of "intelligent design."

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'
LOS ANGELES - Felicity Huffman wasn't supposed to win the Emmy over her more glamorous and talked-about "Desperate Housewives" co-stars. But she did. Now, she's an Academy Award favorite for her performance in "Transamerica" - in which she plays a man prepping for sex-change surgery.

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'
LOS ANGELES - Felicity Huffman wasn't supposed to win the Emmy over her more glamorous and talked-about "Desperate Housewives" co-stars. But she did. Now, she's an Academy Award favorite for her performance in "Transamerica" - in which she plays a man prepping for sex-change surgery.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era.

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'
NEW YORK - Jamie Foxx is on such a roll that he didn't even need to put out an album to become a chart-topping singer.

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era.

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'
NEW YORK - Jamie Foxx is on such a roll that he didn't even need to put out an album to become a chart-topping singer.

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city
NEW YORK - The world-renown Boys Choir of Harlem, struggling under millions of dollars of debts and allegations that its founder ignored reports of sexual abuse, is being evicted by the city.

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city
NEW YORK - The world-renown Boys Choir of Harlem, struggling under millions of dollars of debts and allegations that its founder ignored reports of sexual abuse, is being evicted by the city.

NBA roundup

NBA roundup
Focus on Kobe-Shaq, but Carter's performance can't be ignoredBylineBy The Associated PressBody CopyThe Los Angeles Lakers ignored the hype. The Miami Heat can only wish Vince Carter did the same.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - In their first matchup since the NBA Finals, Detroit proved dominant in a defensive struggle against San Antonio.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - In their first matchup since the NBA Finals, Detroit proved dominant in a defensive struggle against San Antonio.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch

NBA roundup
Focus on Kobe-Shaq, but Carter's performance can't be ignoredBylineBy The Associated PressBody CopyThe Los Angeles Lakers ignored the hype. The Miami Heat can only wish Vince Carter did the same.

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West

Wrong info knocks out Falcons

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse

Mrs. Alice B. Strong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr.    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Isola Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. William Black, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willis Kelley    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice B. Strong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr.    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Isola Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Willis Key    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Patricia Altman    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg    (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg    (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Miss Patricia Altman    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hobbs    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willis Kelley    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Willis Key    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. William Black, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Patricia Altman (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James Allen Minton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dr. William Black, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David Willis Key (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice B. Strong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Isola Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Smith (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willis Kelley (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Minnesota trip turns into adventure

Area announcements

Asada pulls off two triple axels

Overtime

Overtime
High Schools

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Minnesota trip turns into adventure
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can see only when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over a frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Asada pulls off two triple axels
TOKYO - Mao Asada became the first female skater to do two triple axels in a free program, accomplishing the feat at the Japanese national championships Sunday.

Overtime
High Schools

Minnesota trip turns into adventure
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can see only when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over a frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Asada pulls off two triple axels
TOKYO - Mao Asada became the first female skater to do two triple axels in a free program, accomplishing the feat at the Japanese national championships Sunday.

Sports Calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Sports Calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Youthful shots
Georgia's deer season is continuing to be productive for many local hunters.

Youthful shots

Sports Calendar

Youthful shots
Georgia's deer season is continuing to be productive for many local hunters.

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat
Ed Lepley and Todd Jones have almost every fishing gadget money can buy, including boats.

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat
Ed Lepley and Todd Jones have almost every fishing gadget money can buy, including boats.

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a somber, almost silent locker room, the Carolina Panthers were all too aware of what had just slipped away.

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West
Jacksonville clinched its first playoff berth since 1999 on Saturday, rallying for three touchdowns in the final quarter to beat Houston, 38-20, for an AFC wild card spot.

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. - One of the loudest cheers at Raymond James Stadium Saturday afternoon had nothing to do with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed
TAMPA, Fla. - If ever a play mirrored the entire Atlanta Falcons season, it was Todd Peterson's 28-yard field goal attempt on the third play of overtime Saturday.

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. - One of the loudest cheers at Raymond James Stadium Saturday afternoon had nothing to do with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Atlanta Falcons.

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West
Jacksonville clinched its first playoff berth since 1999 on Saturday, rallying for three touchdowns in the final quarter to beat Houston, 38-20, for an AFC wild card spot.

Wrong info knocks out Falcons
TAMPA, Fla. - In an era of instant messaging and Internet searches, it shouldn't have been that difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to know about their playoff position during Saturday afternoon's game at Tampa Bay.

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a somber, almost silent locker room, the Carolina Panthers were all too aware of what had just slipped away.

Wrong info knocks out Falcons
TAMPA, Fla. - In an era of instant messaging and Internet searches, it shouldn't have been that difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to know about their playoff position during Saturday afternoon's game at Tampa Bay.

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed
TAMPA, Fla. - If ever a play mirrored the entire Atlanta Falcons season, it was Todd Peterson's 28-yard field goal attempt on the third play of overtime Saturday.

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat

Jack towered above the rest

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'
From its inception, ABC's "Monday Night Football" was a risky experiment that defied American sports tradition. From Howard Cosell's pontification to Don Meredith's down-home songs to Dennis Miller's arcane analogies, it dominated TV viewing in homes and bars across the nation.

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'
From its inception, ABC's "Monday Night Football" was a risky experiment that defied American sports tradition. From Howard Cosell's pontification to Don Meredith's down-home songs to Dennis Miller's arcane analogies, it dominated TV viewing in homes and bars across the nation.

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap
LOS ANGELES - Wouldn't you know it? The television network that brought the world burping contests and buckets of green slime was born on the date known as All Fool's Day.

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties
NEW YORK - New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and television is among the most youth-obsessed media, so guess who will be the top hosts this weekend when the ball drops in Times Square?

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap
LOS ANGELES - Wouldn't you know it? The television network that brought the world burping contests and buckets of green slime was born on the date known as All Fool's Day.

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties
NEW YORK - New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and television is among the most youth-obsessed media, so guess who will be the top hosts this weekend when the ball drops in Times Square?

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
Where will you be when 2006 arrives? Tuned to ABC? NBC? Maybe MTV?

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
Where will you be when 2006 arrives? Tuned to ABC? NBC? Maybe MTV?

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'

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Children's center always has a need for presents

Meetings

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Some parents question schools' team-notification process

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance

North Augusta boxer has family support

Discovery camp full of mysteries

Christmas Camp is filled with fun

This week

Outreach groups receive grants from foundation

Events

Area adult literacy sites

Around the block

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries

Across the river

Pet of the week